Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology: Clinical Practice Guidelines-- Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass (1/19/2018)

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STS, SCA, and AmSECT have released new clinical practice guidelines; the new guidelines include recommendations for the use of blood thinning medication (anticoagulants) during heart surgery.

The new clinical practice guidelines offer evidence-based recommendations that include:
• Optimal heparin dosing for initiation and maintenance of cardiopulmonary bypass;
• Identification of contraindications to the use of heparin;
• Options for alternatives to heparin; and
• Ideal methods for reversal of anticoagulation after CPB.

AmSECT Membership Eligibility

An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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